Vietnam values relations with US: Party official hinh anh 1Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh (R) and Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group Kurt Campbell (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese Party and State attach importance to the relations with the US, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh said on October 28.

Binh made the statement while hosting a reception for Chairman and CEO of The Asia Group Kurt Campbell, who also formerly served as US Assistant Secretary of State, and leaders of several major US firms in the fields of financial investment, trade, defence and technology.

Laying stress on the thriving Vietnam – US comprehensive partnership, which has developed into a more practical and effective fashion in the past years in all sectors, Binh noted that two-way trade increased 133 times, from 450 million USD in 1995 to 60 billion USD in 2018.

As the US business community has played an important role in developing the bilateral relations, and promoting the development goals of Vietnam, he hoped the enterprises will continue their interest and expand their operation in the country.

On behalf of the US firms, Campbell affirmed the strong development in bilateral economic – trade cooperation will provide solid foundation for both sides to boost their comprehensive collaboration in the time ahead.

The US companies expressed their wish to receive further support from the Vietnamese Party and State so that they can seek business opportunities and promote activities in the Vietnamese market./.